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University of Tennessee at Martin - Student Publications

Established in 1928. Press archives of the student newspaper at the University of Tennessee at Martin.


The University of Tennessee at Martin has had student-lead publications for most of its history, dating back to its time as the Hall Moody Institute in the early 1900s. The Baptist college's student newspaper, The Crimson & Gold was printed for several years according to Robert L. Carroll's book, The University of Tennessee at Martin: The First One Hundred Years.

Carroll says that a year after the UT Martin re-opened as the UT Junior College in 1927, students wrote articles that appeared in the Weakley County Press under the name The Checkerboard. In the Spring of 1928, the students printed a magazine by the same name which is considered the forerunner for both The Pacer and The Spirit, the former yearbook at UT Martin which has since become an annual magazine.

The first issue of The Volette was published December 17, 1928 as Volume 1, Issue 1. It contained no pictures and a handful of advertisements, along with a few "community news" notes that highlighted what students were doing, such as traveling to nearby cities or visiting family. The University of Tennessee system's athletic teams were all known as "Volunteers," which likely played into the decision to go with the name.

In the Spring of 1971, UT Martin broke with the university system and renamed their team the Pacers, and The Pacer followed suit with its first issue coming on October 6, 1971. While that issue was also labeled Volume 1, later staff members saw fit to reset the numbering back to that of the first Volette. As you browse the archives, you will see that the printed volume numbering will not match how it is archived.

Though the university’s nickname changed again in 1995, then-Pacer adviser Dr. Robert Nanney allowed the staff to vote whether to again change the newspaper's name to "The Skyhawk" or some other other variant, just as it had in 1971 to become The Pacer.

"By an overwhelming margin, the staff voted to retain the Pacer moniker for two reasons. First, The Pacer reflects an ever-evolving, pace-setting entity, and we believed the newspaper should continue to represent such on campus," Nanney said.

"Second, the staff believed that retaining the name would make it clear that the newspaper does not necessarily follow the recommendations of consultants."

Today, The Pacer is printed every other week during the Spring and Fall semesters.


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Jan 18, 1979 The Pacer
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The Pacer is the student newspaper at the University of Tennessee at Martin. It is a continuation of the first student newspaper, The Volette , at the then-named University of Tennessee Junior College. The newspaper changed its name in the fall of 1971. It is produced periodically (weekly, bi-weekly and monthly depending on the year) throughout the academic year. Issues from the fall of 1971 to the spring 1985 have been digitized from microfilm at the Tennessee State Library and Archives...
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The Pacer
Feb 1, 1979 The Pacer
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The Pacer is the student newspaper at the University of Tennessee at Martin. It is a continuation of the first student newspaper, The Volette , at the then-named University of Tennessee Junior College. The newspaper changed its name in the fall of 1971. It is produced periodically (weekly, bi-weekly and monthly depending on the year) throughout the academic year. Issues from the fall of 1971 to the spring 1985 have been digitized from microfilm at the Tennessee State Library and Archives...
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The Pacer
Feb 15, 1979 The Pacer
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The Pacer is the student newspaper at the University of Tennessee at Martin. It is a continuation of the first student newspaper, The Volette , at the then-named University of Tennessee Junior College. The newspaper changed its name in the fall of 1971. It is produced periodically (weekly, bi-weekly and monthly depending on the year) throughout the academic year. Issues from the fall of 1971 to the spring 1985 have been digitized from microfilm at the Tennessee State Library and Archives...
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The Pacer
Feb 22, 1979 The Pacer
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The Pacer is the student newspaper at the University of Tennessee at Martin. It is a continuation of the first student newspaper, The Volette , at the then-named University of Tennessee Junior College. The newspaper changed its name in the fall of 1971. It is produced periodically (weekly, bi-weekly and monthly depending on the year) throughout the academic year. Issues from the fall of 1971 to the spring 1985 have been digitized from microfilm at the Tennessee State Library and Archives...
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The Pacer
Mar 1, 1979 The Pacer
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The Pacer is the student newspaper at the University of Tennessee at Martin. It is a continuation of the first student newspaper, The Volette , at the then-named University of Tennessee Junior College. The newspaper changed its name in the fall of 1971. It is produced periodically (weekly, bi-weekly and monthly depending on the year) throughout the academic year. Issues from the fall of 1971 to the spring 1985 have been digitized from microfilm at the Tennessee State Library and Archives...
Topics: student newspaper, ut martin, tennessee-martin
The Pacer
Mar 8, 1979 The Pacer
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The Pacer is the student newspaper at the University of Tennessee at Martin. It is a continuation of the first student newspaper, The Volette , at the then-named University of Tennessee Junior College. The newspaper changed its name in the fall of 1971. It is produced periodically (weekly, bi-weekly and monthly depending on the year) throughout the academic year. Issues from the fall of 1971 to the spring 1985 have been digitized from microfilm at the Tennessee State Library and Archives...
Topics: student newspaper, ut martin, tennessee-martin
The Pacer
Apr 5, 1979 The Pacer
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The Pacer is the student newspaper at the University of Tennessee at Martin. It is a continuation of the first student newspaper, The Volette , at the then-named University of Tennessee Junior College. The newspaper changed its name in the fall of 1971. It is produced periodically (weekly, bi-weekly and monthly depending on the year) throughout the academic year. Issues from the fall of 1971 to the spring 1985 have been digitized from microfilm at the Tennessee State Library and Archives...
Topics: student newspaper, ut martin, tennessee-martin
The Pacer
Apr 12, 1979 The Pacer
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The Pacer is the student newspaper at the University of Tennessee at Martin. It is a continuation of the first student newspaper, The Volette , at the then-named University of Tennessee Junior College. The newspaper changed its name in the fall of 1971. It is produced periodically (weekly, bi-weekly and monthly depending on the year) throughout the academic year. Issues from the fall of 1971 to the spring 1985 have been digitized from microfilm at the Tennessee State Library and Archives...
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The Pacer
Apr 19, 1979 The Pacer
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The Pacer is the student newspaper at the University of Tennessee at Martin. It is a continuation of the first student newspaper, The Volette , at the then-named University of Tennessee Junior College. The newspaper changed its name in the fall of 1971. It is produced periodically (weekly, bi-weekly and monthly depending on the year) throughout the academic year. Issues from the fall of 1971 to the spring 1985 have been digitized from microfilm at the Tennessee State Library and Archives...
Topics: student newspaper, ut martin, tennessee-martin
The Pacer
Apr 26, 1979 The Pacer
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The Pacer is the student newspaper at the University of Tennessee at Martin. It is a continuation of the first student newspaper, The Volette , at the then-named University of Tennessee Junior College. The newspaper changed its name in the fall of 1971. It is produced periodically (weekly, bi-weekly and monthly depending on the year) throughout the academic year. Issues from the fall of 1971 to the spring 1985 have been digitized from microfilm at the Tennessee State Library and Archives...
Topics: student newspaper, ut martin, tennessee-martin
The Pacer
May 3, 1979 The Pacer
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The Pacer is the student newspaper at the University of Tennessee at Martin. It is a continuation of the first student newspaper, The Volette , at the then-named University of Tennessee Junior College. The newspaper changed its name in the fall of 1971. It is produced periodically (weekly, bi-weekly and monthly depending on the year) throughout the academic year. Issues from the fall of 1971 to the spring 1985 have been digitized from microfilm at the Tennessee State Library and Archives...
Topics: student newspaper, ut martin, tennessee-martin
The Pacer
May 10, 1979 The Pacer
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The Pacer is the student newspaper at the University of Tennessee at Martin. It is a continuation of the first student newspaper, The Volette , at the then-named University of Tennessee Junior College. The newspaper changed its name in the fall of 1971. It is produced periodically (weekly, bi-weekly and monthly depending on the year) throughout the academic year. Issues from the fall of 1971 to the spring 1985 have been digitized from microfilm at the Tennessee State Library and Archives...
Topics: student newspaper, ut martin, tennessee-martin
The Pacer
May 17, 1979 The Pacer
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The Pacer is the student newspaper at the University of Tennessee at Martin. It is a continuation of the first student newspaper, The Volette , at the then-named University of Tennessee Junior College. The newspaper changed its name in the fall of 1971. It is produced periodically (weekly, bi-weekly and monthly depending on the year) throughout the academic year. Issues from the fall of 1971 to the spring 1985 have been digitized from microfilm at the Tennessee State Library and Archives...
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The Pacer
May 24, 1979 The Pacer
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The Pacer is the student newspaper at the University of Tennessee at Martin. It is a continuation of the first student newspaper, The Volette , at the then-named University of Tennessee Junior College. The newspaper changed its name in the fall of 1971. It is produced periodically (weekly, bi-weekly and monthly depending on the year) throughout the academic year. Issues from the fall of 1971 to the spring 1985 have been digitized from microfilm at the Tennessee State Library and Archives...
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The Pacer
Sep 10, 1979 The Pacer
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The Pacer Primer is "an advance issue of the The Pacer " published in the fall of 1979. It features interviews with campus administrators and a general orientation to Martin, Tennessee.
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The Pacer
Sep 27, 1979 The Pacer
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The Pacer is the student newspaper at the University of Tennessee at Martin. It is a continuation of the first student newspaper, The Volette , at the then-named University of Tennessee Junior College. The newspaper changed its name in the fall of 1971. It is produced periodically (weekly, bi-weekly and monthly depending on the year) throughout the academic year. Issues from the fall of 1971 to the spring 1985 have been digitized from microfilm at the Tennessee State Library and Archives...
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The Pacer
Oct 4, 1979 The Pacer
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The Pacer is the student newspaper at the University of Tennessee at Martin. It is a continuation of the first student newspaper, The Volette , at the then-named University of Tennessee Junior College. The newspaper changed its name in the fall of 1971. It is produced periodically (weekly, bi-weekly and monthly depending on the year) throughout the academic year. Issues from the fall of 1971 to the spring 1985 have been digitized from microfilm at the Tennessee State Library and Archives...
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The Pacer
Oct 11, 1979 The Pacer
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The Pacer is the student newspaper at the University of Tennessee at Martin. It is a continuation of the first student newspaper, The Volette , at the then-named University of Tennessee Junior College. The newspaper changed its name in the fall of 1971. It is produced periodically (weekly, bi-weekly and monthly depending on the year) throughout the academic year. Issues from the fall of 1971 to the spring 1985 have been digitized from microfilm at the Tennessee State Library and Archives...
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The Pacer
Oct 25, 1979 The Pacer
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The Pacer is the student newspaper at the University of Tennessee at Martin. It is a continuation of the first student newspaper, The Volette , at the then-named University of Tennessee Junior College. The newspaper changed its name in the fall of 1971. It is produced periodically (weekly, bi-weekly and monthly depending on the year) throughout the academic year. Issues from the fall of 1971 to the spring 1985 have been digitized from microfilm at the Tennessee State Library and Archives...
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The Pacer
Nov 1, 1979 The Pacer
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The Pacer is the student newspaper at the University of Tennessee at Martin. It is a continuation of the first student newspaper, The Volette , at the then-named University of Tennessee Junior College. The newspaper changed its name in the fall of 1971. It is produced periodically (weekly, bi-weekly and monthly depending on the year) throughout the academic year. Issues from the fall of 1971 to the spring 1985 have been digitized from microfilm at the Tennessee State Library and Archives...
Topics: student newspaper, ut martin, tennessee-martin
The Pacer
Nov 8, 1979 The Pacer
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The Pacer is the student newspaper at the University of Tennessee at Martin. It is a continuation of the first student newspaper, The Volette , at the then-named University of Tennessee Junior College. The newspaper changed its name in the fall of 1971. It is produced periodically (weekly, bi-weekly and monthly depending on the year) throughout the academic year. Issues from the fall of 1971 to the spring 1985 have been digitized from microfilm at the Tennessee State Library and Archives...
Topics: student newspaper, ut martin, tennessee-martin
The Pacer
Nov 15, 1979 The Pacer
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The Pacer is the student newspaper at the University of Tennessee at Martin. It is a continuation of the first student newspaper, The Volette , at the then-named University of Tennessee Junior College. The newspaper changed its name in the fall of 1971. It is produced periodically (weekly, bi-weekly and monthly depending on the year) throughout the academic year. Issues from the fall of 1971 to the spring 1985 have been digitized from microfilm at the Tennessee State Library and Archives...
Topics: student newspaper, ut martin, tennessee-martin
The Pacer
Nov 29, 1979 The Pacer
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The Pacer is the student newspaper at the University of Tennessee at Martin. It is a continuation of the first student newspaper, The Volette , at the then-named University of Tennessee Junior College. The newspaper changed its name in the fall of 1971. It is produced periodically (weekly, bi-weekly and monthly depending on the year) throughout the academic year. Issues from the fall of 1971 to the spring 1985 have been digitized from microfilm at the Tennessee State Library and Archives...
Topics: student newspaper, ut martin, tennessee-martin